Hours & Information

The following is an important announcement regarding the temporary closure of the Fort Smith Museum of History in response to the Coronavirus pandemic and the precautions we feel are important to institute at this time.

**Fort Smith Museum of History: Important Announcement**

Effective Monday, March 23, the Fort Smith Museum of History will be closed to the public **UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE** and is suspending public and group tours, programs, events, public meeting room use, and outreach through that time. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and reopen when it is deemed safe for the community and staff.


This is especially important, as the Fort Smith Museum of History's visitor demographics cluster around local and regional visitors, out-of-state travelers, and children, all of whom we want to protect and many that could be vulnerable.

We understand this situation is not ideal and apologize for any inconvenience it may cause, but the public's health and the health of our staff are our priority.

While the museum is closed, we encourage you to visit the museum's website fortsmithmuseum.org, to read about our regional history and follow our exhibits and upcoming events. We will maintain a social media presence, so look for us there! Any upcoming events that have been cancelled will be rescheduled. If you are a ticket holder to any of these events, a refund will be issued if you would like or if you cannot attend the rescheduled date. As the staff will continue to work during this time on upcoming projects, we are available to you by phone @ 479-783-7841, on social media/messaging, or by email at info@fortsmithmuseum.com from 10-5, Tuesday- Friday to answer any questions or concerns you may have, or to assist with research.

Thank you for your patience. Stay healthy.

Caroline Speir, Director, Fort Smith Museum of History









*The Museum is open on Sundays from 1:00 - 5:00pm

during the summer months (June - August).


The Museum is closed on the following holidays:

New Year's Day

Independence Day


Christmas Eve

Christmas Day

1:00-5:00 pm


10:00am - 5:00 pm

10:00am - 5:00 pm 

10:00am - 5:00 pm 

10:00am - 5:00 pm 

10:00am - 5:00 pm 


$7 adults (16 years +)

$5 Veterans and Military

$2 children (6 - 15 years)

Free for children under 6 years

Free for Museum members


320 Rogers Avenue

Fort Smith, AR 72901


(479) 783-7841





Free parking is available in front of the Museum and in the parking lot to the west of the building.  Metered parking is available along Rogers Avenue and South 4th Street.  There are two spots designated for disabled parking to the east of the building on South 4th Street.


The Museum is accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors who need to avoid stairs.  An accessible entrance is located on the east side of the building on South 4th Street.  An elevator and a ramp provide access to all exhibition areas.  Restrooms are ADA compliant.  A wheelchair is available free of charge at the front desk on a first-come, first-served basis.

Service Animals:

Service animals are welcome in the Museum.


Still photography is permitted for private, noncommercial use. Photographs cannot be published, sold, reproduced, transferred, distributed, or otherwise commercially exploited in any manner whatsoever.  Occasionally, photography may not be permitted in temporary exhibitions, depending on the lender. The use of flash is prohibited at all times and in all exhibits.

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Phone (479) 783-7841

Email  info@fortsmithmuseum.com


320 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901

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